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Be Bike Smart this Road Safety Week

Symron Bhakar
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Each year, we support road safety charity Brake’s Road Safety Week campaign, and this year is no different.  Symron Bhakar, Personal Injury Claims Handler, discusses why their theme this year of being Bike Smart is such an important one and how we...

Road Safety Week reminds us all about the dangers of speeding

Danielle Chandler-Hesmondhalgh
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Speeding in the UK continues to be a problem for drivers and is the cause of almost a third of collisions on our roads.   The Personal Injury team at Warner Goodman see first hand the consequences of such incidents, and Danielle Chandler-Hesmondhalgh, Trainee Solicitor in the team, explains here why they support Road Safety Week each year.

APIL's Injury Prevention Day asks us to back off

Aimee Brown
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The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) will be hosting their own Injury Prevention Day on Wednesday 16th August.  The focus for 2017 will be on raising awareness of the dangers of tailgating, and encouraging safer driving to reduce the number of low-speed collisions on UK roads.  Several of the Personal Injury team at Warner Goodman are members of APIL, and here Aimee Brown highlights why this campaign is so important.

Do Highway Code stopping distances need to be changed?

Molly Puntis
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Road safety charity, Brake, is calling for stopping distances to be updated in the Highway Code to help new drivers in particular properly understand how long it takes to stop their car in an emergency, and consequently reduce the number of collisions on our roads.  Molly Puntis, Personal Injury Claims Handler, reviews the research conducted by Brake, and explains what difference it could have in preventing road traffic collisions.

My Personal Injury Journey with Warner Goodman; Ed Witty's Road Traffic Collision Story

Catriona Ralls
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Here at Warner Goodman, our Personal Injury team work tirelessly for those who have become injured through no fault of their own; whether that be due to an industrial illness such as asbestosis, a fall, an accident at work, or a road traffic collision leading to a serious injury.

What are the new rules on child car booster seats?

Molly Puntis
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The regulations surrounding car booster seats for children changed on Thursday 9th February, but according to new research, the regulations have proven confusing for parents, and many are still not aware of the change. 

New driving penalties to launch from 1st March 2017

Andy Munden
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Last November, it was announced that the fines for drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel was to increase, and now the date for this implementation has been announced.  Currently drivers who are caught receive a £100 fine and three penalty points, but from 1st March this year this will be increased to £200 and six penalty points.

Ministers launch consultation on causing death by dangerous driving proposals

Andy Munden
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New proposals from the government are being welcomed by Hampshire law firm, Warner Goodman, as they set to crack down on motorists who cause death by dangerous or careless driving. 

Warner Goodman are making the Brake Pledge...are you?

Andy Munden
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Road Safety Week begins today; an annual event co-ordinated by road safety charity, Brake.  The UK’s biggest road safety event has a different theme each year, with this year’s theme aimed at encouraging everyone to “Make the Brake Pledge”.

Drivers caught using their mobile phone at the wheel will automatically receive penalty points

Andy Munden
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A new statement released this week from the Department for Transport (DfT) demonstrates how seriously the government is taking this issue as they announce proposals that drivers will no longer be given the option to attend a remedial driving course as they are now, and will automatically receive the penalty points.

Do you use your mobile phone while driving...it could cost you more than your licence

Andy Munden
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We all know the hazards of using our mobile phones when we’re driving, and it’s easy to be tempted, but do we consider the implications before we do?  Is it one of those situations where we think, “I won’t get caught” or “It won’t happen to me”?  Figures from the Department for Transport have shown that 492 road traffic accidents were caused in Britain in 2014 because the driver was impaired or distracted by their phone.  Unfortunately, 21 of these were fatal, and 84 classed as serious.

Importance of Road Safety Week highlighted with new figures

Andy Munden
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As this week draws to a close so too does Road Safety Week for another year; a cause that Hampshire law firm, Warner Goodman LLP, are avid supporters of. The week is organised by road safety charity, Brake, who have released startling figures demonstrating why we all need to review our habits on the roads and question whether we need to use a car to make our journeys.

Law firm supports campaign promoting safety on our roads for second year running

Andy Munden
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Hampshire law firm, Warner Goodman LLP, is taking part in this year’s Road Safety Week (23-29 November) for the second year. The firm are corporate partners of road safety charity, Brake, who coordinate the national campaign, with support from the Department for Transport and headline sponsor Specsavers.

No room for complacency behind the wheel as latest road accident statistics released

Aimee Brown
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In June of this year, the Department for Transport released its 2014 road casualty statistics, which worryingly showed an increase in road deaths from the previous year, plus significant increases in the number of casualties, whether that be serious or minor injuries.

Child Safety Week to focus on after school accidents

Andy Munden
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This week is Child Safety Week, an annual event organised by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) in order to educate communities across the UK about the dangers that face our children in every day life.  This year sees the focus on after school accidents; such as the hazards surrounding dinner time that can cause serious burns. 

Pesky Potholes

Deborah Foundling
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Potholes on the roads can not only cause unnecessary and costly damage to your vehicle, but also to our bodies.  Injury claims due to accidents involving potholes are on the rise, despite funding last year to reduce the number on our roads.

Don't let the weather cause you winter woes

Dan Thompson
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During the winter  months we experience many varieties of weather; from the extremes of snow and ice on a crisp clear morning, to warmer weather with stormy rain and gale-force winds.  The risk of injuries significantly increases during winter months, and here Dan Thompson, Personal Injury Partner, explains who is most at risk from the adverse weather and how injuries can easily be avoided with proper care and attention.

Injury Team support Road Safety Week

Andy Munden
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The Personal Injury team from Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP are helping road safety charity Brake raise awareness of Road Safety Week, running this year from Monday 17 to Sunday 23rd November.  Andy Munden, Partner within the team explains their hope that their support through sponsorship as well as other activities can help reduce road traffic collisions across Hampshire.

Is your child safe in your car?

Aimee Brown
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Following the recent change to the clocks, motorists should now be adjusting to driving in the dark.  It will come as no surprise that the number of road traffic accidents increases in the winter months, as it’s harder to see hazards, we have slower reaction times, and there is more ice or snow on the roads.  But have you considered the impact on all of your passengers if you’re involved in a road traffic accident?

Local law firm supports APIL tailgating campaign

Dan Thompson
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Most drivers reading this will agree that tailgating is one of life’s biggest annoyances, but more importantly causes crashes that could easily be avoided.  The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) recognise the danger associated with tailgating, and so have recently launched their SafetyWatch #backoff campaign, an initiative that the Personal Injury Team at Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP earnestly supports.